About The Awards

During his memorable lifetime, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates, believed in the generosity and kindness of the people of the UAE. The affection he bestowed upon his people emanated from his faith in humanity and trust in the belief that every person is inherently selfless and capable to support and care for others and their community.

Through the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, to preserve the legacy of our nation's late father, the Government of Abu Dhabi established the Abu Dhabi Awards initiative. An Emiri decree no. 29 of 2005 was issued to create the ‘Abu Dhabi Medal’ which honours citizens and residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Established under the guidance and auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Awards is a Government initiative that recognizes and honours individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to support and contribute to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Citizens and residents alike are encouraged to nominate people who have contributed to supporting and benefiting a community, regardless of age, nationality or gender; this includes Abu Dhabi citizens, residents and non-residents whose good deeds have benefited the Emirate, as well as Abu Dhabi citizens performing good deeds internationally.

The award recipients are selected based on their deeds and actions, not by the number of nominations received.

Since its inauguration in 2005, 71 recipients were honoured with an Abu Dhabi Award in eight nomination campaigns.

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Vision

To celebrate the spirit of selflessness and giving in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where humanity and goodness are always cherished.

Mission

To recognize committed and selfless individuals who have contributed to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and in return, inspire and motivate others to contribute to their community.

Recipients

The late Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei
Staff Col Dr. Aysha Al Dhaheri
Dr. Lihadh Ibrahim Al-Gazali
Dr. Ayesha Musabbah Al Memari
H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash
H.E. Dr. Adnan AlPachachi
Dr. Ghassan AlHasan
Dr. Faleh Handal
Dominik Vugrinec
Peter Hellyer
Jumaa Manea Al Ghuwais
Roger Upton
H.E. Prof. Maha Taysir Barakat
The late Alain Saint-Hilaire
Dr. Taisser Atrak
Salem Rashed Al Mohanadi
Abdul Muqeet Abdul Mannan
Aqeeda Ali Al Muhairi
H.E. Sultan Rashed Al Dhaheri
Latife Yunus Tabrizi
Saleh Al Ya’rabi
Dr. Abdul Rahman Hassanein Makhlouf
Manal Mahmoud Hamad
Isabelle le bon Poonoosamy
His Excellency Mohammed Habroosh Al Suwaidi
Rashid Mohammed Al Dhaheri
Drs. Thabit and Maleeha Thabeti Mehr
Cameron Oliver
Fahad Abdulla Jaber
H.E. Dr. Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi
Dr. Margit Muller
Farida Sidduiqi
Ateeq Belal Al Qemzi
Brigadier Dr. Asma Sultan Al Mughairi
Emad Mohammed Saad
The late Sheikh Salem Bin Musaalam Bin Ham Al Ameri
Sana'a Darwish Al Kitbi
H.E. Ahmed Khalifah Al Soweidi
Hamad Hazaa Al Darmaki
The Late Dr. Azzedine Ibrahim Mustafa
Ahmed Awad Kareem
Dr. B R Shetty
Sally Benge
Lieutenant General Khalfan Matar Al Romeithi
H.E. Huda Ibrahim Kanoo
Lieutenant General Hamad Suheil Al Khaili
The late Colonel Edward Wilson
Amira Al Shaibani
The Late Dr. Rawdha Abdullah Al Muttawa

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